Ordering number: 21143
Tachi in Shirasaya(Consignment Sale)
Signature: Musashi Koku Yoshiwara Soji Saku Kore(Mukansa swordsmith)
Showa Kanoe-Saru Sai 12 Gatu 14 Nichi (14th December 1980)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length: 74.7 cm or 29.40 inches.
Sori : 2.4 cm or 0.94 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.27 cm or 1.28 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.47 cm or 0.97 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
The weight of the sword 820 grams.
Era : Gendai modern times.
Shape: Wide and thick, long Katana with deep Sori.
There are Bo-Hi on both side of the blade, longer Kissaki.
The blade is very healthy.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach without kizu.
Hamon : Nioi Dekim Gunome Midare, Choji Midare, and Juka Choji Midare Hamon with thick Nioikuchi. In the Ha, there are many Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Special feature:He was born in 1945 as a grandson of the First Kuniie.
Soji and his elder brother Yoshihito studied Bizen-den eagerly.
Soji was approved as a Mukansa-tosho in 1982. Yoshihara brothers living at
Katsushika-ku in Tokyo will be recorded in the history of Japanese modern sword.
The First Kuniie, born Yoshihara Katsuyoshi in 1894 was both the grandfather and the master of Soji and his brother Yoshihito.
Kuniie the Second started forging sword professionally in1965.
He and Yoshihito studied Bizen-den eagerly. Soji was approved as a
Mukansa-tosho in1982 and forging sword vigorously now. He forged this soul-stirring tachi in the period attained maturity.
This sword is fantastic Jigane and Hamon and also nice deep sori without Kizu and flow.
From Aoi Art: Since Soji also makes swords overseas, he is particularly popular and trusted in the United States. There are Utsuri appears, which is rare for a modern sword.
The blade is a copy of Fukuoka Ichimonji. It really is the most highly skilled swordsmith in Japan.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.